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crock pot chicken

Crock Pot Garlic Chicken

This mildly seasoned crock pot recipe is a staple in our house.  We can put it in any dish that calls for chicken and it blends in beautifully.  A little extra seasoning of your choice and it is amazing on its own.

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Yield 16 servings
Calories 72 kcal


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place half the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of the crock pot.  Top with half of the garlic, onion, salt, and pepper.  

  2. Place the remaining chicken breasts on top of the first layer, and top with the remaining garlic, onion, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, low for 6-8 hours.

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  4. Chicken is done when it shreds easily with a fork.

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Recipe Notes

For a richer flavor, you can add your favorite homemade bone broth or stock.  About 1/2 cup is perfect.  Adjust the salt and pepper as you see fit - we are heavy-handed with the pepper and the garlic because we like it.  The great thing about this recipe is that it is basic.  Adjust it to your taste and you'll still have great results.  Bonus: it freezes well.